From A Handbook for Kindness and Hope

Real kindness requires a commitment to others that says, I care to the point of involvement.

I will get wet to help you if you need me to get in the water.

I will risk standing out to be involved in caring for you.

I will get dirty if required and understand that it is being in the dirt that enables my humanity.

Our “rules” come from traditions passed from generation to generation often with little or no thought.

I must ask questions.

I need to consider and re-consider.

It is my responsibility to say wait, or how come, or what if, or no, not any more.

I am an individual, unique but not special relative to the group.

I am an important part of the whole.

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